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Hyacinth weaving baskets in Mo Cay District North

14/08/2014

Hyacinth plant is very familiar with the people of the Mekong Delta. This plant has many uses, in recent years, water hyacinth is a source of raw materials for handicraft goods worth. Mo Cay Bac district is thriving local hyacinth weaving baskets.

Mr. Nguyen Van Dong - Owners of producing handicrafts East Mai Thanh Tan Commune, Mo Cay Bac District who has many years of commitment and career development hyacinth baskets said, because friendly environment, ensure the health, aesthetic and highly recommended handicraft products from water hyacinth is the preferred market. Activity in 2002 until now, he has the basis of employment for more than 600 employees in North and Mo Cay district in Ba Tri district, Giong Trom and Chau Thanh. But do not bring high income, but can do year-round production, it does not depend on the weather hyacinth basket weaving is well suited to work in poor rural workers, especially women workers , take advantage of idle time increase family income. Not just for women workers, the elderly or retired, basket weaving water hyacinth is also joy during my spare time.
Currently, water hyacinth basket weaving knitting 3 main types of grain type, style knit and woven herringbone disorder. Each style suitable for many different product series. Therefore, the handicraft products from water hyacinth is very diverse, such as handbags, wine bottle baskets, trays, crates of books, clothes, pots, mats ... not only consumed in water, this product is currently exports very valuable, especially the European market.
Previously, hyacinth weaving baskets in Mo Cay Bac district as well as across the province have developed very quickly. However, two years ago, this business has decreased significantly, the main reason is due to the difficult business of capital and material resources increasingly need anhydrous hiem.Cac local stable resource planning whether to serve development potential commodities exports. It is also a way to contribute to maintaining the characteristics of the Mekong Delta.

 

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